A two day participatory performance with
RICHARD WIDERBERG & BARRIE JAMES SUTCLIFFE
We live in a world of systems which we are meant to accept and trust. Debt and crisis are daily facts of life. Austerity and market growth threaten social stability and the environment. Repetition of these structures renders us speechless, strangling our dream for different futures.
A trend in the west is to seek silence, like visiting mindfulness retreats or natural habitats. However, escaping to silence has a dark side. Silence is also associated with collapse and recession.
The opposite of silence is noise. Noise can destroy and overwhelm. But it can also be a way to describe and experience our world, a constructive way of coping with chaos.
During the first day, we will experience silence, hiking into the deep forest. The second day will be spent together at Skogen in a studio engaging with noise, resulting in a public presentation of our collective experiences.
Signup is mandatory and spaces are limited. The hike will involve leaving the city at an early hour, and warm clothing is essential. Transport will be provided, as well as food and drink. Please inform Skogen of any special dietary needs.
If you want to join for one day only, please note this in the comment box while booking!
Saturday Dec 6 – Silence: Deep forest research trip
10.00 – 17.00 – A hike in a forest outside Gothenburg
Sunday Dec 7 – Noise: Exploring unstable systems at Skogen
11.00 – 17.00 – Workshop on chaotic systems and sonic waves
18.00 Soup and potluck
19.00 Presentation and performance – open for all
TWO DAY PARTICIPATORY PERFORMANCE:
–> SATURDAY 6/12 + SUNDAY 7/12, 10.00 – 18.00 (BOTH DAYS).
!!! THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE PERFORMANCE ON SUNDAY WILL BE ASKED TO TAKE PART IN A PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AT SKOGEN, SUNDAY 7th AT 19.00. BETWEEN THE END OF THE DAY SESSION AND THE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE (18.00 – 19.00) SKOGEN WILL SERVE A SOUP FOR PARTICIPANTS AND GUESTS.